Ghost Neb­ula (vdB 141) in Cepheus

The Ghost Neb­ula (vdB 141, Sh2-136), dis­covered by Sid­ney van den Bergh in 1966, is a reflec­tion neb­ula in the con­stel­la­tion of Ceph­eus. Due to its form, show­ing human like fig­ures with arms rised, it is often ref­ered as Ghost Nebula.

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RCOS 14.5″ f/​8
ASA DDM85
Apo­gee U16M
Astro­don Gen2
LRGB 660:240:200:180 min.
ROSA Remote Obser­vat­or­ies South­ern Alps
© Mar­tin Ruster­holz, Astrophotographer

Find­er Chart Ghost Neb­ula (vdB 141) in Cepheus

Ghost Nebula Sky Chart - Astrophotography Martin Rusterholz

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About Me

Hello, my name is Martin Rusterholz. I’m a Swiss amateur astrophotographer living near Zurich, the biggest town in Switzerland. My interest in astronomy started when I was 16. At that time, I built my first Newtonian telescope and mount. I studied physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) which was the only study including at least some aspects of astronomy and astrophysics. “Looking at the nights sky is an experience touching everybody deeply inside, something common to all human beings independent to the language spoken by the individuals”. Deep-sky astrophotography is my passion.

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